Kiwi indie-pop trio heads to London for the very first time - and the show is already sold out   30 May 2018

Charlotte Everett

Indie-pop trio nomad have left New Zealand behind to tour internationally for the first time. NZNewsUK London Editor Charlotte Everett caught up with them ahead of their sell-out London show.


Who are nomad – how did you guys get started?

 We've been singing together since we started taking barbershop lessons in high school when we were 15, introducing us to the vocal harmonies that have intrigued us since. We never found the 4th member of our barbershop quartet so we changed our focus and began writing and playing instruments.


Who has inspired you musically, and how would you describe your own personal style?

We listen to a lot of alternative/indie-rock from our generation, like The National, Bon Iver, Car Seat Headrest and Phoenix... But have grown up listening to Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Crosby Stills & Nash etc. We'd like to think a little bit of all of them seeps into our musical vocabulary in some way! For us, our sound completely revolves around our vocal harmonies. Our latest album 'Can You Feel It?' has a lot of pop influences melodically and structurally, but it leans more towards indie/rock in terms of the production and sonic choices we made.

What have been your career highlights in NZ so far?

Receiving certified gold discs for sales of our song 'Oh My My' was definitely up there for us in terms of highlights!

This is your first time touring internationally… how has this come about, and how are you feeling about it all?

A German events organiser heard us online then came to watch us perform at Rhythm and Vines Festival while he was on holiday in New Zealand.  We exchanged details after the show, and long story short, he managed to get us amazing gigs in Germany! We’re looking forward to getting over there and performing.  It's going to be crazy performing to a crowd that speaks a foreign language - better brush up on the old German I guess!

What can the London audience expect from a nomad show?

At a nomad show you can expect lots of harmonies and hopefully a great time!

Any plans for your down-time while in London… if you will have any?!

We’ve been wanting to go to London for ages, so we’re super excited to get there. Will have to tick off some classics – other than that we'll just be wandering and taking it all in!


What’s next for nomad?

Looking ahead we're just going to be playing more shows and writing. We've been anticipating and planning the European tour for so long that we'll have to finish it to then re-evaluate once we get back and develop our plan for the next few months. 


Spacific Music presents nomad at London's Servant Jazz Quarters on Tuesday June 5th. 

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